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Demon Interrupted by Elliot Parker: A Book Review

Demon Interrupted

Title: Demon Interrupted
Author: Elliot Parker
Published: November 7, 2017
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Obtained: Author eARC

Synopsis (from book): Evangeline Lawson can find anything, except freedom. A descendant of St. Anthony of Padua, the Patron Saint of lost articles, she has the supernatural ability to locate any mission object, car keys, missing dogs, children, as well as nuclear missiles, secret underground bunkers, and divine objects of power. The only thing she can’t find is freedom from every power-hungry treasure hunter. Breadcrumbs left by her ancestors lead Evangeline to the doorstep of the world’s most morally ambiguous angel, Adrien. Sure he can protect her, but he can also use her to find his way back into heaven.

The angel will use any means possible to force Evangeline to stop running and strengthen her abilities. Abilities that Evangeline will need to fight the oldest and most powerful of demons. Lilith has been hunting St. Anthony lineage for hundreds of years and will stop at nothing to turn Evangeline into her own personal divining rod. She needs Evangeline’s supercharged GPS to find artifacts that can unleash hell on earth. Evangeline swings like a pendulum. Run and hide or fight? Where she stops could determine the fate of mankind.

Thank you Elliot Parker for sending me a free copy of Demon Interrupted in exchange for an honest review!

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Author Elliot Parker emailed me about her book to read and review, and although I hesitated, I decided to take a chance on it. And I was very happy with the results! Not only did I really enjoy this book, I felt connected to it from my childhood. Demon Interrupted was filled with Catholic references, which fit perfectly with my Catholic upbringing.

I don’t consider myself particularly religious, despite spending years in the Catholic church, but Catholicism contains so much history. Catholic history is something I really love, and this book definitely fulfilled that for me.

The Characters

The protagonist is a female, which I loved. She is a descendant of St. Anthony, the Patron Saint of lost things. She can find anything, as long as she has a reference and a connection to it. But her power is highly coveted. Her family has been killed off because of their power. So she keeps herself isolated and constantly on the move, hunted by people she refers to as “Them.”

They’re persistent, but her grandmother left her a photo of something to find in case of serious emergencies. This photo eventually leads her to the home of Adrien, who is cold and seemingly uncaring. He offers her protection and training of her powers as long as she agrees to find anything he wants.

What I wasn’t too fond of was that some of the characters seemed a little stiff and forced. But, these characters are very old, I mean centuries old, so the stiffness can be explained away because of this fact.

Conclusion

There was a lot more to the story than I thought, which was a good thing. Angels and demons fight to possess Evangeline throughout Demon Interrupted, and this creates complications for her. I found it very hard to put this book down at times! It just kept twisting and turning, and the writing quality is very good. I definitely recommend this book if you’re interested in other books like Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Demon, Interrupted definitely took me by surprise!

Rating

4 Star Rating

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